Off-duty Precinct 1 deputy killed in motorcycle crash in southeast Houston

Steven Gonzales
Steven Gonzales

HOUSTON – A Harris County Precinct 1 patrol deputy was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in southeast Houston.

Officials said Deputy Steven Gonzales, 24, who was off duty, was riding his motorcycle near the intersection of I-610 east at Highway 225 when he lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a crash.

Gonzales was killed when he hit a concrete barrier, Houston police said. 

He was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash, according to police.

"This is a stunning loss for law enforcement and the public. Dep. Gonzales set an example for other young people by dedicating his budding career to the protection of others," Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen Rosen said. "He had a bright future and was known for his bright smile, and for those factors and many others he will be dearly missed."

Gonzales was assigned to Precinct 1's Willow Springs patrol contract.

He joined Precinct 1 in December 2015 after graduating from the University of Houston-Downtown and Houston Heights High School.

Funeral services are pending.

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